As he enters his 10th NFL season, Cam Newton is looking for a new home.

In line to be paid $21.1 million in 2020 and to count for $19.1 million against the salary cap, the Carolina Panthers gave Newton permission to seek a trade on March 17. No deal came to fruition, and a week later the 2011 No. 1 pick was released.

The biggest question with Newton going forward is his health, meaning his free agency isn’t without complication during these unprecedented times. While Newton did pass a physical in Atlanta on Monday with a doctor who his agents

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo to the league’s 32 teams on Thursday, confirming the draft will proceed as scheduled on April 23-25 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared a copy of the memo on Twitter.

Goodell wrote that the decision was made by the league’s Council Executive Committee, who agreed unanimously to keep the draft on the original April dates.

“Everyone recognizes that public health conditions are highly uncertain and there is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident the conditions will be significantly more favorable than they are today,” Goodell

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Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Mike Stratton, who was a key member of the franchise’s American Football League championship teams in the mid-1960s, has died. He was 78.

The Bills announced Stratton died Wednesday because of heart complications stemming from a recent fall. Stratton was living in his native Tennessee, where he spent his college years playing for the Volunteers.

Stratton was a hard-hitting player who is best known for what became known as “the hit heard around the world.” It happened in the 1964 AFL championship game against San Diego and was played in Buffalo.

With the Bills trailing

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert and the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to a two-year contract in free agency Tuesday night.

Eifert played in 16 games last year for the first time in his seven NFL seasons, all with Cincinnati. He caught 43 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns.

He has 185 receptions for 2,152 yards and 24 touchdowns. His best year came in 2015, when he had 52 catches for 615 yards and 13 scores. But he’s missed more games (34) than he’s played (30) since.

He’s one of the NFL’s elite tight ends when healthy. Before

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The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Kerry Hyder.

A person familiar with the deal says the sides came to the agreement on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing hasn’t been announced.

NFL Network first reported the deal and also reported that San Francisco reached a one-year deal linebacker Joe Walker.

Hyder entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2014. He was with Detroit from 2015-18, where he spent three seasons under Niners defensive line coach Kris Kocurek.

Hyder’s most productive season

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With six Super Bowl wins and a record four Super Bowl MVP awards, one could imagine that Tom Brady had a lot of bargaining power as a free agent, meaning he could make multiple requests before signing with a new team.

But according to an article by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady only had one request for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he signed with the team: the phone numbers of his new teammates.

Since Brady announced Friday that he would be joining Tampa Bay on Instagram, several free agents have expressed interest in joining the

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